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Released 2011
Distributor FilmDistrict

Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn received the Cannes Film Festival’s Best Director award for his 2011 film about a stuntman who picks up extra cash as a getaway driver. An art-house action movie in the tradition of WAGES OF FEAR and ROAD WARRIOR, the film stars Ryan Gosling as the existential stunt man along with a remarkable supporting cast including Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Ron Perlman and Albert Brooks, who won several critic’s awards including the National Society of Film Critics for Best Supporting Actor.

About Josh Olson

Josh Olson  was the only student in his second grade class to see The House That Dripped Blood.  Many years later, he wrote and directed the no-budget horror film, Infested, a brutal assault on The Big Chill, with zombies. He went on to write the screenplay for A History of Violence and was nominated for the WGA, BAFTA and Academy Awards for Best Screenplay. He kept losing to Larry McMurtry, but that’s okay.  He co-wrote the teleplay for the Masters of Science Fiction episode, The Discarded, with Harlan Ellison, and is currently writing a sophisticated thriller, Tabloid, for Mick Jagger.